HOW MUCH DOES THIS EXPERIENCE COST?

My packages begin at $250 and I require a non-refundable but transferable retainer of $50 with a signed contract in order to officially book & hold your date. For areas outside the des moines iowa metro area, an additional fee of $0.54/mile will be added. Please contact me for a customized quote based on your desired photography needs.

WHAT KIND OF SESSIONS DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH?

A little bit of everything! Solo sessions, pets, duos, new families, growing families, events, and even weddings. I’m a sucker for anything involving love and happiness and I photograph each session with a documentary and lifestyle approach, focusing on details and emotion in the current moment.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY COLLECTION?

Your complete experience begins with communication. I take time to discuss with you a date&time, location, wardrobe, and I hope to get to know you a bit in that time, as well! Our session lasts about an hour and I work very hard after to handcraft each finished image delivered to you with a gallery of 50+ edited digital photos.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH IMAGES ARE INCLUDED?

I take a large variety of images at our session, so when I get home, I look at each individual photo and cull it down to the favorites. My galleries provide you with images that I feel represent both the beauty of your family and my artistic style. Because I don’t believe in restricting the amount of images in your gallery, the final amount will reflect the story of your session.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT MY DIGITAL IMAGES

Your photos will be available in an online gallery delivered directly to your email. I customize each and every photo and try to deliver your full gallery within two weeks of your shoot. All of your images will be beautifully edited and will be a variety between bold color and b&w. You will be able to access your gallery & download all of your high resolution images for 30 days; I suggest that you download them right away and back them up. An additional charge will be requested for an extended gallery or a physical keepsake. A print release will be delivered with the gallery for you to print as you wish.

DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?

Because I focus on you and yours with a more lifestyle approach, I do not have my own studio. All of my sessions are on location at my client’s home or outdoors. Let’s chat for a bit and come up with a place that fits your family’s vibe & aesthetic.

WHAT WILL MY SESSION BE LIKE?

Your session will be customized from the very beginning to best reflect what makes your family. Some families want to run and adventure, while others prefer to snuggle and love.  The focus will be on all of your natural, emotive connections that your family shares. Let’s talk about your interests, your hobbies, what makes you happy, and even an activity you enjoy – we can incorporate that into your session.

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

So glad you asked!! Visit my “book a session” page or shoot me an email – chelseaakyaw@gmail.com – Let me know if I missed one of your concerns and I’ll get back to you. I do my best to respond as soon as I can, but I do require sleep and some family time ;) Can’t wait to meet you!